Benedict College Alumnus, Dexter L. Reaves

On episode 11 of “The HBCU Podcast,” we have Mr. Dexter L. Reaves. He’s Executive Director of Pleasant Valley Connection Incorporated, a childcare and community center in Greenville, SC. He has 22 years of public service experience, having served in the Greenville County School District for over 10 years. He is also a former Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy and has served as a Police Officer and Boot Camp Director for the City of Greer’s Police Department.

During this episode, we talk about his love for Benedict College, his current political campaign, and mentorship. Keep listening, it’s the HBCU Podcast.


Dexter L. Reaves, former City of Greer Police Officer and current Pleasant Valley Connection, Incorporated, Executive Director, has announced his candidacy for Greer City Council District 6. The Greer resident has over twenty-two years of public service experience. Dexter’s goal is to continue working with other council members and city officials to bring continuous and productive economic development to District 6.

For years, Dexter has openly and formally endorsed numerous candidates from different parties running for sheriff, city council, and county council. Running for Greer City Council District 6 will give him the opportunity to do what he is passionate about and enjoys doing: providing quality service to others in his community.

Dexter showed his commitment to the citizens of Greer and Greenville County when he ran for sheriff in 2008 and 2012.  Dexter was also appointed to the Greenville County Human Relations Commission by District 18 County Councilman Mike Barnes. He is also the 1st Vice Chair of the Greenville County Democratic Party.

One of his personal and professional goals is to run for a local public office in which he can combine his wisdom, experience, and love for the Greer Community to help improve the lives of the citizens in his community, state, and nation.

His campaign slogan, “Visibility and Awareness,” expresses exactly what he is about and what he represents.  Dexter plans to be a visible and connected council member who will keep his constituents informed of all issues and concerns.

For the past two years, Dexter has served as Executive Director for Pleasant Valley Connection, Incorporated, a childcare and community center in Greenville, SC.  Prior to this position, Dexter was as an Intervention Specialist in the Greenville County School District for over 10 years.

Also, he is a former Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Police Officer and Boot Camp Director of the City of Greer Police Department.  While working as the Boot Camp Director, Dexter led the program in winning multiple local, state and national awards. Dexter is a member of Tuscan Masonic Lodge #21, and Phi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, located in Greer, SC, where he serves as President. He is a former member of the Rotary Club of Greater Greer.

Dexter states, “I am ready for the challenge that I am embarking upon. Greer is a wonderful and progressive city in which to live and serve. I will provide enthusiastic and servant leadership, continue to engage the city’s constituents, and help propel Greer as a premier city in South Carolina and our nation! I am committed to the citizens of Greer, and as your councilman, I will be visible and keep you aware of what is impacting our great city!”

Find out more about our guest, Dexter L. Reaves • • Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @DexterLReaves


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